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Higher oil imports not a sign of strong China demand

China’s latest trade figures point to weak commodity demand both domestically and globally. Given that we don’t expect the slowdown in global economic growth to trough until early next year, we think commodity demand will remain subdued for a while longer, weighing on prices.

In view of the wider interest, we are also sending this Commodities Update to clients of our Energy and Metals Services.

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